Category: Tech & Science

IBM unveils Policy Lab, advocates ‘precision regulation’ of AI

IBM formally announced the IBM Policy Lab — an initiative aimed at providing policymakers with recommendations for emerging problems in technology — ahead of a panel discussion to be held tomorrow at the World Economic Forum. The panel will be hosted by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, with Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser, White House Deputy Chief […]

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Uber offloads Indian food delivery business to Zomato in all-stock deal

Uber has offloaded its Indian Uber Eats business to local rival Zomato, one month after reports first emerged that the U.S. company was in advanced talks to move away from food delivery in India after failing to gain sufficient traction. The all-stock transaction sees Uber gain a 9.99% stake in Zomato. It also represents part […]

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Google and Microsoft spar over EU plan to ban facial recognition

(Reuters) — The EU’s proposal for a temporary ban on facial recognition technology won backing from Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Monday but got a cool response from Microsoft President Brad Smith. While Pichai cited the possibility that the technology could be used for nefarious purposes as a reason for a moratorium, Smith said […]

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Uber sells its Eats business to Zomato in India

Uber sold Uber Eats, the ride-hailing company’s food delivery arm, to rival Zomato today in India. In an all-stock deal,  valued anywhere between $300-$500 million, the former will gain a 9.99 percent stake in Zomato. Uber Eats arrived in India back in 2017. Due to stalled growth and increasing losses, rumors of the company selling the business to […]

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MIT to conduct full-scale emergency exercise

In an effort to further enhance the preparedness of MIT’s first responders, MIT Emergency Management and MIT Police will conduct a full-scale emergency exercise on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Kresge Auditorium (Building W16). Due to the realistic nature of the police training drill, which will include simulated gunfire, the entire building, the Kresge Oval, the Kresge BBQ pits, and the Kresge parking lot will be closed to the […]

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Apple Starts Selling Refurbished iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, Prices Start from $699

Apple has started selling refurbished iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max units through its certified refurbished store. Prices for the refurbished iPhone XS start from $699, while that of the iPhone XS Max starts from $799. The high-end iPhone XS Max with 512GB storage is available for $1,099 in the certified refurbished store while when […]

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Garmin’s Latest Tactix Smartwatch Comes with Stealth Mode, Tactical Features, More

Are you worried about smartwatches giving away your personal data? Garmin’s Tactix Delta is a rugged privacy focussed smartwatch lineup. Garmin has released the fourth generation which comes with a 1.6-inch display. The Garmin Tactix Delta also comes with a power management feature that predicts a power plan based on your usage patterns. Most importantly, […]

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Sundar Pichai offers a cryptic warning against over-regulating AI

Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet, wants the world’s governments to regulate artificial intelligence. In an opinion piece published in the Financial Times over the weekend, the big tech boss says: Now there is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated. It is too important […]

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